Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including an absolutely stunning bit of self-sabotage from the debut author trenches. Then, stick around as Christine chats with seasoned publishing team Robin and Michael J. Sullivan!

Michael J. Sullivan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling American writer of epic fantasy and science fiction, best known for his debut series The Riyria Revelations, which has been translated into fourteen languages. His wife, Robin, runs the business side of things and helps Michael and other authors all over the world navigate the worlds of indie, traditional, and hybrid publishing.


Check It Out!

The Riyria Revelations – https://www.amazon.com/Riyria-Revelations-3-book-series/dp/B074CG96KL

An excellent Cait Corrain breakdown from an author who helped uncover it – https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8u54Vwn/

“E-books are fast becoming tools of corporate surveillance” (via Fast Company) – https://www.fastcompany.com/90996547/e-books-are-fast-becoming-tools-of-corporate-surveillance

“Remember What Spotify Did to the Music Industry? Books Are Next.” (via The New York Times) – https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/13/opinion/audiobooks-spotify-streaming-algorithm.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Michael J. Sullivan – https://riyria.blogspot.com/


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Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

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